the family-sized lightweight

Juvaquatre

juvaquatre
1939
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NEW

ERA

First unveiled in 1937, Renault Juvaquatre’s career was split in two by the Second World War. History thus saw Juvaquatre form the link between the Louis Renault era and the new Régie Nationale des Usines Renault (the name given to the post-war nationalised company). Renault Juvaquatre was indeed the last model launched by Louis Renault, but its sales continued after 1945.

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spirit

AS LIGHT AS

THEY COME

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interior

AWESOME

BODYWORK

In October 1937, Renault unveiled a new 6 CV at the Paris motor show, Renault Juvaquatre. Positioned as a small family car, this model buoyed up the Renault Celtaquatre. Renault Juvaquatre was an innovative car as the first Renault to use an all-steel monocoque body and separately driven front wheels. This ensured a lighter weight (to reduce fuel consumption, as proclaimed by the advertisers), greater rigidity (better safety) and improved comfort.

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original soundtrack

LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

Juvaquatre’s sound is that of loading.

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THE TRADESMAN’S

FAVOURITE

The Second World War brought an end to production of Renault Juvaquatre. After the war, Renault 4 CV arrived on the scene and Renault Juvaquatre was mainly sold as a van. This was the start of its second (utility) career, and it was popular among tradesmen and shopkeepers. In 1956, it was renamed Renault Dauphinoise (because it shared its mechanics with Renault Dauphine). 1960 marked the end of Renault Juvaquatre and the arrival of Renault 4.

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Technical features

ALL-STEEL

MONOCOQUE

BODY

  • production

    252,000 units from 1938 to 1960

  • Performance and engine

    4 cylinders inline, 1,003 cm3, 24 hp

    3-speed gearbox + reverse

    100 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 3,72 m
    Width 1,40 m
    Height 1,55 m
  • architecture

    all-steel monocoque body, front engine, rear-wheel drive

    4-door saloon/coach/coupé/small van/estate

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